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Patuxent Partnership to host Reception for 2017 TPP Science Fair Award Winners

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) will host it’s 2017 St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering special awards reception, honoring the middle and high school TPP and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) award winners on Feb. 21 at Great Mills High School. Winners will showcase their projects and be available for in-depth explanations about their scientific process.

Special guest speaker Mr. James Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, will offer his remarks about the importance of STEM and the extraordinary students receiving the awards.

Four middle and four high school participants earned TPP Special Awards in the areas of Aeronautics/Aerospace, Electrical/Electronics, Environmental/Biological, and Unmanned Systems.

2017 TPP Special Award Winners:

Senior Category: Savannah Jabr
Project: The Dimples Efficacy
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Mykayla Hayden
Project: An Examination of Drone Propeller Materials
Father Andrew White School
Senior Category: Natalie Wolfe
Project: Strike Sensing Systems
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Ryan Williams
Project: Remotely Operated Planetary Exploration Rover
Spring Ridge Middle School
Senior Category: James Kelly
Project: Multiclass Motor Imagery Classification
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Tom Wilson
Project: Something Here is Fishy
Spring Ridge Middle School
Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award
Senior Category: Braedon Myers
Project: UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Gabrriella Bowes
Project: RV Shark
Spring Ridge Middle School


The TPP/INCOSE awards reception is open to the public and advanced registration is requested. A $5 registration fee is requested to help cover the cost of refreshments. For more information, visit or contact Sarah Cannavo, (301)866-1739 x 301.

TPP is a proud sponsor of the region’s Science Fairs and Expos, as well as many other STEM-related programs and competitions. With the help of our Benefactors, Board of Directors, and Corporate Members, TPP provides support including logistics, sponsorship, and judging. For more information on TPP, please visit

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